Sunday, January 29, 2012

God's Blessings Abound

This is my dining Room. The table is the first piece of furniture we bought in 1974. It has indentions from pencils in the top where my children did their homework. Their shoe buckles wore the finish on the bench. I will NEVER refinish it! It is such a memory blessing for me to own.

I have displayed a woven runner, some pewter and bone handled utensils. I have four 1840 plank chairs and a ladderback make-do we built. I love candles and we use them often. They always enhance any meal whether it is a bologna sandwich or the best roast.

I am blessed.

This is a washstand we bought in 'kit' form. Actually it was in pieces when we bought it at auction.

We put it back together, made a missing part, painted the part salmon and then overpainted it with brown and aged it. You can't even tell which part was reproduced.

I use an old porcelain bowl that has a brown glazed ring inside it and a buttermilk pitcher in a brown glaze. Add a piece of brown lye soap and flaxen towels and you have it. I added a small candlestand as a night light.

I am blessed.

We bought this four poster rope bed last year at auction. It is in its original finish and just fits our room wonderfully. I used a feather tick mattress on the ropes and then a down duvet on top of that, old linens, a wool and flax coverlet and the top pillow is an old grain sack.

The rocker is a Vermont Combback Windsor in original finish and a hammered pewter piece of art hangs over the bed. It is the Last Supper and is so detailed you can see the coins in Judas' bag.

I am loving how this room is turning out.

I am blessed.

I am blessed not just with things but with friends, with life, the air I breathe, the food I eat, I am blessed.

God has not overlooked me,...ever, and never will for I have simple, childlike faith in Him. How sweet to live life in the comforting arms of God.

Blessings to you all.


  1. Beautiful, Pam! I love that bed. Your room looks great! You really are blessed!

  2. Photo's ares stunning, love your table and all the memories it holds. Also noticed those beautiful trunks at the foot of the bed, sweet.
    Hugs, Connie

  3. Love your dining room and bedroom. You have some wonderful antiques and special memories to go along with them.

  4. Beautiful Post & Photos.
    Blessing & Hugs ~ Connie xox

  5. You are blessed Pam and you both have a beautiful home.Love your table and all it's historical marks.They make it even more special don't they?

  6. It all looks wonderful. I love the candle holders on the chair arms. I have not seen these before. Enjoyed my visit.

  7. LOVE, LOVE this room. I am trying to get there with this. But since starting this task God delivered us six children to raise again. Yes we are adopting six more childre at one time. They are all brotheres and sisters but put a damper on my House Antiquing so to speak. They already think that they live in a museume! LOL But I will get there.. Please post more pics to help inspire the rest of us this helps so much...

  8. Hi Pam,
    My what a peaceful home you have and I love that you kept the children's 'marks' on your dining room set...we did as well to our Pine table and chairs we was the 'flavor' of our family.

    Gorgeous bedroom - so serene and such a combination of different 'finds' to complete the perfect evening room.


  9. Thank you for sharing your lovely home.

  10. Hi, Pam:
    I'm a new follower via Pamela at
    Our Pioneer Homestead.
    This room of yours is absolutely gorgeous. You've captured "the look" that I'm hoping to get for our room. I saw your comment about the walnut husk and wanted to learn more about it from you. Is there a post you did perhaps that you can refer me to?
    I'm glad I found your blog.